The more I do this, the more I like hearing stories about how people figure it out.
“It” being life, betterment, the path to success.
Eddie Papczun’s path was non-traditional. Part of his life took him 100 feet beneath the Midwest prairie, where the 55-year-old former Cold War warrior served as a launch officer for a bunch of nuclear missiles.
From humble beginnings, with guidance and motivation from the Air Force, he became a guy who started with nothing and now sells to people who have everything.
The Air Force “was a confidence-builder . . . being part of something that was greater than me,” he says.
Papczun owns the Great Republic, a guys’ store with two upscale locations: one in downtown Washington’s new CityCenterDC and one in a Colorado Springs hotel, a jog from the Air Force Academy, from which his wife graduated.
The Great Republic isn’t Costco.
Various forms of 'football' have been played throughout Europe since antiquity. The history of American football may not be as old as European soccer or even rugby, but its impression is tremendous across the United States. Everyone can come together over the game; check out the impressive collection of football memorabilia available at The Great Republic!